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This is a collection of useful web sites for teaching public policy in the earth sciences. If you know of web sites, journal articles or other references that are useful for teaching and learning about public policy issues, let us know about them.

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Global Change 3 Lectures part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of Michigan features the list of lectures for the Global Change 3 course. The lectures are brief and presented in outline form.

Energy Information Administration: Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. They provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to ...

Environmental Quality Statistics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Hosted by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), this site contains updated monthly tables with statistics about United States environmental quality. The major topics covered in these tables are ...

EnviroHealthAction part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides an online community for health professionals and others interested in environmental health and gives users the opportunity to access important resources about public health. Topics ...

The Warming of the Earth: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Issue of Global Warming part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Produced by the Woods Hole Research Center, The Warming of the Earth introduces the concept of global warming through the following topics: the greenhouse effect, scientific evidence, the culprits, ...

Campuses for Climate Action part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This program supports colleges in implementing energy and global warming solutions. Fifteen universities in the Northeastern US are listed, with descriptions of actions they are taking to reduce ...

Global Warming and Lewis and Clark College part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website describes the actions undertaken by students at Lewis and Clark College to comply with the greenhouse gas emissions targets called for in the Kyoto Protocol. The effort was ...

Campus Ecology: Transportation Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website describes methods that universities can use to remedy common transportation problems such as traffic congestion, sprawling parking lots, and excessive fuel use. Alternative fuels, ...

US Global Change Research Program part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains a variety of information related to global change research and specifically the research efforts of the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). Some of the sections on this ...

United Nations Environment Programme: Climate Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This portal provides access to information on the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) initiatives on the issue of climate change. Materials include UNEP's areas of focus on addressing ...

Center for International Earth Science Information Network part of SERC Web Resource Collection

CIESIN was established in 1989 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to provide information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand their changing ...

Transitions and Tipping Points in Complex Environmental Systems part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report, by an NSF advisory committee, details many of the environmental challenges facing our planet and our society, and issues a call to action for NSF, for researchers, and for educators, to ...

Carbon footprint calculator part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is produced by British Petroleum and provides a simple, interactive guide to estimate your annual household carbon emissions. The calculator asks questions about the features of your ...

Almanac of Policy Issues: Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This collection provides balanced information on major U.S. public policy issues concerning the environment. Topics include air quality, energy, global warming, hazardous waste, land use, recycling, ...

National Environmental Trust part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site informs citizens about environmental problems and how they affect our health and quality of life. The National Environmental Trust is an environmental organization that works in states to ...

Council on Environmental Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the White House presents environmental news and policies, agency news, reports, a photo gallery and agency links. A variety of environmental policy topics are covered, including the ...

United Nations Environment Programme part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This program seeks to provide leadership and encourages partnership in caring for the environment by informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising ...

Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides environmental data and summaries that compare 133 countries along 16 environmental policy criteria. Categories include air quality, water resources, environmental health, ...

Global Climate Change Policy Book part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website summarizes the current administration's approach to global climate change, including the President's Program of Domestic and International Initiatives. These include a national goal to ...

Global Climate Change Briefing Book part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website presents general resources and legislative issues related to global climate change. The site includes greenhouse gas sources, trends and effects on the environment, the text of the Kyoto ...

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